Nonprofit Hacks

A high-value target for hackers? Nonprofits

A high-value target for hackers? Nonprofits

Nonprofits, regardless of size are a profitable target for hackers. The reliance on volunteers, tighter purse strings, and lesser likelihood of having strong IT support makes them attractive targets. Here's how to even the odds a bit.

Give a gift of security to a nonprofit

Give a gift of security to a nonprofit

Exposure to hacking, cracking and fraud is a huge risk for nonprofits. So Portfolio and Wessel Accounting are offering their BizSafe security review to a dozen nonprofits in the Upstate of SC for free this year. Find out how you can nominate your favorite nonprofit for one. Friends don't let friends get hacked.

Shadow databases, risky business

Shadow databases, risky business

Shadow databases are risky business, but widely used. But well-meaning volunteers or hard-working employees may expose your business to unnecessary risk. Don't be one of the 60 percent of businesses that goes under after a data breach. This risk is avoidable.

5 internal controls for very small non profits

5 internal controls for very small non profits

Guest blogger Kelly Wessel is all about the importance of internal controls in preventing fraud for small businesses and nonprofits. But some very small nonprofits think they can't create the separation of duties normally required. Not so. Here's a scaled back way for small nonprofits to add layers of controls. 

NonProfit Hacks: Too small to be hacked? Not!

NonProfit Hacks: Too small to be hacked? Not!

Nonprofits are among the most vulnerable businesses. Running lean, keeping costs below minimum, focusing on their mission are all exactly what donors want to see. But they are also the behaviors that leave nonprofits at risk for fraud, hacking and cybercrime. First in a continuing series.